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www.hotchocolate10k.com

 Welcome to the Asheville Hot Chocolate 5K, 10K, 

Kids Hill Climb and Marshmallow Dash, 

benefiting the non-profit Isaac Dickson Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization(PTO)


Enjoy Asheville's very own Hot Chocolaty races. Choose the one that fits you best.

The 5K and 10K events are chip timed by Right on Time Productions. 

We've lowered the registration fee and allow you to choose which shirt you'd like and add it on during registration ONLY if you want a shirt. 

The 1K Kids Hill Climb is limited to children 12 and under (although parents can run along side for free, of course!) The Marshmallow Dash for our 8 and under crowd! A shorter and safer event for the little ones! Choose the one that works best for your child no matter what their age.

Each runner can enjoy a steaming cup of chocolate perfection post race thanks to French Broad Chocolate Factory.

Countdown to event

Registration fees 707 spots remaining

10K 305 spots remaining

Race t-shirt not included with registration fee- Pick your swag during registration and add it on

    1. $35.00
      Dec 1 - Jan 23
      Register

5k 286 spots remaining

Race t-shirt not included with registration fee- Pick your swag during registration and add it on.

    1. $30.00
      Dec 1 - Jan 23
      Register

Youth 10K 46 spots remaining

17 & younger - NO race t-shirt with registration- Pick your swag during registration

Youth 5k 92 spots remaining

17 & younger - NO race t-shirt with registration- Pick your swag during registration

1K Kids Hill Climb 74 spots remaining

12 & under - NO race t-shirt with registration- Pick your swag during registration

Marshamallow Dash 53 spots remaining

10 and under - NO race t-shirt with registration- Pick your swag during registration

RACE DETAILS

        Courses may be changed due to city input at any time.                  

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All 5K/10K participants should plan on finishing the race by 11:00 a.m. to receive an official time. At 11:00 a.m., the traffic controls on the course will cease. Those remaining on the course can still proceed but should travel on sidewalks and stop at all traffic lights. Race officials will remain on the course to monitor and assist all participants until they reach the finish line. There is no time limit for either the 1K Kids Hill climb or the Marshmallow Dash.

Please read carefully:

  • I want to remind everyone that the courses are open to traffic. Repeat. The course is not completely closed to traffic. Please, be mindful of traffic, stay to the right side of the road as much as possible and do not run more than two (2) abreast if you can help it. STAY AWAY FROM THE MIDDLE and run in the direction of traffic.
  • We will have either volunteers or police or both at all intersections. All course volunteers will be wearing orange vests. In case of emergency during the race, please notify the nearest volunteer/APD AND call 911.
  • Finally, it is a winter race, so please keep you eye on the Weather Channel and dress appropriately. If we have a weather emergency, our website's main page and Facebook page will be updated and emails will go out.


Complimentary on-site BAG CHECK will also be available. 



AWARDS

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5K/10K Adult & Youth: Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female overall finishers and to the first male and female in the Masters Division (40+) and Grand Masters Division (50+). Prizes include a handmade mug (see above) and 10k winners Gift Certificates from Jus. Running! The top male and female 5K runners will receive a $500 gift certificate for the Asheville JCC Aquatic Center.

2019 Age Group Mug awards will go to the top three finishers in each of the following age divisions: 14&U; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80-84; 85-89; 90 and over. Overall placers not eligible for age group awards. The 10K Awards will begin at 11:30 a.m. 5k Awards will begin at 10:30.

1K Hill Climb: The top three boys and top three girls will each receive a special award. In addition, every child gets a ribbon! The 1K Kids Hill Climb is limited to children 12 and under (although parents can run along side for free, of course!) The 1K awards will be given out in the gym at 9:15am. 

Marshmallow Dash: Every child gets a ribbon! The Marshmallow Dash is limited to children 10 and under and parents are encouraged if need be to stay by their child's side the whole dash or meet them at the finish line. 

PARKING

We recommend the use of the three parking garages listed below. 


We have the following parking lots available for use on race morning:
1. City parking garage at Civic Center

2. City parking garage on Wall Street 

3. City parking garage on Rankin Ave. 

4. Chamber of Commerce (all but upper portion of lot).

5. Randolph School Parking lot on Montford Ave.

Kids Zone

 Free fun from 9:00am to 10:30 in the gym of Isaac Dickson. After you finish the Hill Climb or the Marshmallow Dash head over to the gym to warm up with bounce house fun as well as many other activities.


-THIS IS NOT CHILD CARE-

CHILDREN MUST BE LEFT WITH A RESPONSIBLE ADULT

SCHOOL IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND WE AREN'T RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST CHIDLREN


Kids Yogo Warm Up by Bright Lights Entertainment at 8:00am - 

Bounce for free thanks to:


Event Schedule

  • January 25 5:00 PM EST - Friday Evening Packet Pick Up

  • January 25 5:30 PM EST - Pasta Dinner

  • January 25 7:00 PM EST - Friday Evening Packet Pick Up Closes and Pasta Dinner Ends

  • January 26 7:30 AM EST - Race Day Packet Pick Up

  • January 26 8:00 AM EST - Kids Warm Up/ Walk to the start

  • January 26 8:50 AM EST - Kids Races Finish

  • January 26 9:00 AM EST - 10k Start

  • January 26 9:00 AM EST - Kids Zone Opens in the Gym

  • January 26 9:00 AM EST - 5K Start

  • January 26 9:20 AM EST - Kid Race Awards in the Gym

  • January 26 10:00 AM EST - 5K Awards

  • January 26 10:45 AM EST - 10k Awards

Contact Information

Event Location

125 Hill Street, Asheville, NC, United States

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